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An expert witness is a witness, who by virtue of education, profession, publication or experience, is believed to have special knowledge of his subject beyond that of the average person, sufficient that others may officially (and legally) rely upon his opinion.

Expert Witness Books

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  • Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them

    This concise, well-organized book covers witness credibility, preparation, direct and cross-examination, depositions, discovery and ethics. Lubet's chapters on cross-examination and deposition testimony are especially helpful in preparing an expert to withstand an assault by the other side's lawyer. Lawyers Weekly USA

  • Expert Witness Manual

    A comprehensive and authoritative guide; sections by some of the most distinguished expert witnesses in the nation.

  • The Expert Witness Handbook: Tips and Techniques for the Litigation Consultant

    By Dan Poynter
    The Expert Witness Handbook shows how to break into the business, where to find work, and how to negotiate with attorneys, judges, and juries. Completely revised to reflect new laws, this edition is fully indexed and includes a glossary of legal terms and an appendix. Besides detailing the inner workings of the court system, Poynter also coaches readers on appearing at a deposition, answering tough questions, and using evidence in a complex legal case. Packed with resources-including sample forms and letters, as well as lists of books, periodicals, professional organizations, telephone numbers, email addresses, and websites-this book is an invaluable asset for anyone interested in litigation consulting.

Expert Witness Associations and Societies

  • Expert Witness Institute EWI - UK

    The objective of the EWI is to support the proper administration of justice and the early resolution of dispute through fair and unbiased expert evidence. To achieve this objective, the EWI;
    • Acts as a voice for expert witnesses, especially in communicating with the media
    • Provides support to experts of all professional disciplines and other occupations requiring skills and judgment
    • Encourages lawyers to make use of experts wherever specialized knowledge is required
    • Engages in the training of experts to maintain and enhance standards and their status
    • Works actively with other allied professional bodies and associations
    • Makes representations to Government and to professional bodies and associations wherever possible

    The Expert Witness Institute is as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. No commercial organization has any representative on the governing body. Its independence and integrity are guaranteed by the Board of Directors (Governors).

  • The Forensic Expert Witness Association

    An Association of Consultants Providing Forensic Services

More Information About Expert Witness

  • Science in the Courts

    Science surfaces in a range of court cases, from patent disputes, to DNA evidence in a criminal trial, to product liability claims. Over the course of six years, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued three rulings that specifically address the admissibility of expert testimony, including information presented in court by scientists.

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